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Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mattblick
I was advised to keep the leader length the same...

I was advised to keep the leader length the same as the rod length and it seems to work. I'd stick with that length as long as you can get at least 3' of tippet to roll over with it. I'd grease the...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By mattblick
Another Streamside fan. :biggrin: I like the...

Another Streamside fan. :biggrin: I like the Bronze Hopper pattern the best.

I started using his leaders before he offered the Tenkara ones. I think he recently changed the name, perhaps once he...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By mattblick
My Father-In-Law has the rod and is pleased with...

My Father-In-Law has the rod and is pleased with it. I've used it several times and to me has some shortcomings. The extra ferrules are noticeable while loading, the taper seems inconsistent, and...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-30-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By mattblick
I'd suggest trying out a rod first. I bet you...

I'd suggest trying out a rod first. I bet you can bribe Bigsur with a trip to the Philips 66 food counter and a cigar to let you play with his rod. :rolleyes:

I've used a tenkara rod on and off...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 12-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By mattblick
Missed this post. I've been using furled...

Missed this post.

I've been using furled leaders terminated with tippet rings the past 3 or 4 years. Eight bucks for the leader, add a spool of tippet and I'm set for a season. The cottage...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By mattblick
Thank goodness for the $15 Timex watches. I have...

Thank goodness for the $15 Timex watches. I have lost quite a few. I only wear them while camping, and am not used to minding them. I get tempted to buy one with the extras when I shop for a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-15-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
Posted By mattblick
Caught it first cast, with a Google pattern. ...

Caught it first cast, with a Google pattern.
Was going to go with a speckled sea trout but then saw this beauty. Figure it was better than bigsur's Gorton's pic.
Forum: In The Backcountry 12-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
Posted By mattblick
They finally descended......

Suppose it is time to post a trip report.

Weather looked really bad so I decided more hiking than fishing again. Since it was forecast to get very cold I still had to carry the heavy 75L pack. ...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 12-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By mattblick
Small bass:...

Small bass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Il5R7e2tCc

Redington makes a really nice slow 5# 2 piece setup for kids called the Minnow; I bet Daniel could order in. My son does pretty well with...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By mattblick
My son finally stopped waving line around in the...

My son finally stopped waving line around in the air long enough to land a fish this year. I want to reinforce the value of roll casts before we hit the water again. Should be easy to roll the 30...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 12-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By mattblick
My son is getting a Redington Form...

My son is getting a Redington Form (http://www.redington.com/fly-fishing-gear/form-game-rod/) practice rod for Christmas. Your post had no sway on his gift.. That said I'm sure he won't mind me...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By mattblick
I've heard rubber "is getting better", still not...

I've heard rubber "is getting better", still not in your opinion? You are always lecturing me about the wonders of light gear. Can you suggest anything lightish with felt to throw in a pack?
...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By mattblick
Thanks Daniel I was worried I wouldn't be able...

Thanks Daniel I was worried I wouldn't be able to get the + ones. They are indeed the most comfortable pair of wading boots I have ever owned. You sold me my last 2 pairs of boots; the Chota STL+...
Forum: Boats, Canoes and Kayaks 11-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By mattblick
Another recommendation for Native kayaks...

Another recommendation for Native kayaks (http://www.nativewatercraft.com/). My Father-In-Law has a 12 and a 14.5 Ultimate series. I use them more often than he does.

I really their hybrid...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By mattblick
Wet wading footwear

I've been using TNF Hedgefrogs for wet wading the last few years but the upper disconnected from the sole in July. I will need something new for next season; hoping to find something that is light...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By mattblick
The STL+ is still listed on LRO and Chota sites. ...

The STL+ is still listed on LRO and Chota sites. You have me really worried. Based upon reviews I still have a a lot of use remaining on mine.

I had bad luck with my Korkers soles coming off and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By mattblick
I visited Naples this year in June and put a lot...

I visited Naples this year in June and put a lot of time and energy investigating how to catch Pompano in the surf. Two days in and I had caught countless hardhead catfish and several ladyfish. ...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By mattblick
I thought about 23 but I'm going to try 37 above...

I thought about 23 but I'm going to try 37 above Cosby. Got a little more ambitious about hike length as the fishing opportunities started to look worse.

Long long ago, at the prestigious Ohio...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By mattblick
Thanks for the report and pictures. Some really...

Thanks for the report and pictures. Some really fine catches there.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By mattblick
Thank you for the kind offer I will be OK...

Thank you for the kind offer I will be OK without it; and will avoid Ducky giving me **** about having 2 pound propane tanks in my backpack. I have a lot of down, wool, and fleece packed, and my...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-12-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By mattblick
Better luck next time catching the breaded ones. ...

Better luck next time catching the breaded ones.

Yet again you leave me green with Envy. Revenge! These will be consumed streamside, think you know how good the one on the left is.. mwahahah
...
Forum: New Members Board 11-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,510
Posted By mattblick
Welcome. Indiana! Have you fished the...

Welcome. Indiana! Have you fished the Brookeville tail waters for the stockers/holdovers? How long does it take you to drive down to the Smokies? I can get there in 6 hours as long as nobody...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 11-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By mattblick
Road closures, Low 40s water temps, and you were...

Road closures, Low 40s water temps, and you were still out catching. Well done, thanks for the report and pictures.
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By mattblick
Thanks for the report, excellent as usual. What...

Thanks for the report, excellent as usual. What an awesome day...........

I was working.:mad:
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
Posted By mattblick
Talking I got my solo-trip pack, tent, bag, pad, and...

I got my solo-trip pack, tent, bag, pad, and stove down to 8 1/2 pounds this year and only 45 liters volume to fill up with other crap.

This trip on the other hand; I'm going to bust out the 75L...
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